TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, October 4.
(1) Zenaida Gonzalez vs. Casey Anthony hearing
An Orange County judge could rule on Thursday on motions filed in the Zenaida Gonzalez vs. Casey Anthony civil case.
A Motion in Limine to Preclude Reference to Criminal Proceedings hearing is scheduled for today at 8:30 a.m.
Casey Anthony's attorney is seeking to suppress evidence that came out of her 2011 murder trial including Anthony's four page handwritten statement, two transcribed interviews conducted by Orange County deputies and various law enforcement statements.
Zenaida Gonzalez is suing Anthony for defamation.
Gonzalez alleges Anthony defamed her and damaged her reputation when she claimed that a nanny by the name of Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez had taken Casey's daughter Caylee, who was reported missing in July 2008. The girl's remains were found in December 2008.
Due to the intense media coverage of Anthony's 2011 murder trial, her attorney filed a motion for a change of venue. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on October 30.
(2) Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day
On Thursday, more than two million students in Florida and across the nation are taking part in Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day.
The event is an attempt to end the early education achievement gap while setting a world record for the largest shared reading experience.
The students will read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis. In the book a girl named Lulu, otherwise known as Ladybug Girl, and her friends Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl and Butterfly Girl learn about friendship, feelings and courage.
In Sarasota, Gulf Gate Principal Robin Magax will dress up as a ladybug and read the book to the entire school at 8:35 a.m. Each classroom will then release a bucket of 300 ladybugs at 8:45 a.m. on the Gulf Gate campus.
For more information, visit www.jstart.org .
(3) Atlas IV rocket launch
A Delta IV-Medium rocket carrying a military satellite is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday.
The rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, will be carrying the Navstar GPS, a next-generation global positioning satellite that provides assistance for U.S. military operations.
The satellite's technology incorporates various improvements to provide greater accuracy and increased signals to enhance performance for both military and civilian GPS users.
The launch window is scheduled between 8:10 and 8:29 a.m. from Launch Complex 37 B.
For more information, visit www.gps.gov .
(4) RecruitMilitary Veteran Hiring Fair
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation and RecruitMilitary are co-sponsoring a free veteran hiring fair in Tampa on Thursday.
The Hiring Our Heroes event features more than 40 employers with open positions looking to hire veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.
Participating companies include DynCorp, SCC Soft Computer, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Capital One, Frito Lay, USAA, and more.
The hiring fair takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Interested job seekers can register at www.recruitmilitary.com . Walk-in are welcome (veterans must provide military ID).
(5) Monopoly Free Parking Event
McDonald's is hosting a Monopoly Free Parking Event in downtown Tampa on Thursday in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Monopoly game.
From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 50 street parking spots surrounding Joe Chillura Courthouse Square will be provided to people for free.
Five chalk artists from the Tampa Bay area will be recreating a stretch of the Monopoly game board on sidewalks around the Square.
During the event, you can play a free game with the sidewalk Monopoly strip for a chance to win McDonald's Arch Cards. Attendees can also spin the Prize Wheel for a chance to win a variety of items from McDonald's hats and T-shirts to free food.